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May 11, 2012 11:00pm EDT
trials for them in the united states. should we close the prison down in cuba? and -- the possible by the borings some detainees will be held will be tried in peace agreement in the middle east. those are the -- >> there's the larger fight that with had on the house floor this week over how much money to spend on defense. by the committee as $5 billion -- $4 million. last fall and democrats are aren't happy with the money being spent. mostly where it comes from. by amendment there's not much they can do about it. where the money is being spend, the popular programs that most democracies would not want to vote to do. they spent money preventing -- retirees, you're not going find very many lawmakers who are going to vote for the increases on health care fees on an election year. >> in the committee debate this year, democrats said that the bill has billions of dollars for the weapons system the country doesn't need. how do they respond to that? >> republicans respond that we need them. it's a diswreement between the two of them. >> what an authorization bill does versus pentagon budget
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May 21, 2012 11:00pm EDT
young generation because without them we have limited use on the world as the united states becomes more diverse, more interactive, more developed technology wide we have to understand that the only barrier we have to break is to the communications. in proving the foreign-language capacity of the nation is crucial to the united states success over this lifetime in order to become powerful we have to learn to adapt to and learn new knowledge. through language you achieve both requirements. thank you for your time and i am happy to answer any questions that you have. >> thank you very much. major mitchell, please proceed with your statement. >> chairman akaka, thank you for the opportunity to discuss my experience as a foreign fellow and the impact of program has on my career as an army officer. before entering the army, my fellowship afforded me the opportunity to spend a semester at the american university in cairo speak of the arabic-language institute. it was an experience which significantly shift my decision to enter the military and has significantly impacted my career as an ar
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May 25, 2012 11:00pm EDT
had this conversation. the response of the united states have human rights problems, too. i mean, that is not a comparable discussion. >> now, you look at who makes up america's veterans. unfurnished washington "washington journal" incentives for official at the co2 professor discussed demographics of the veteran population. this is 40 minutes. >> host: we got on this memorial weekend it would be an interesting time to use our america by the segment numbers to look at the status of veterans in the united states. let me introduce you to urge to guess at the table. melissa chiu is that the occupation statistics branch at the texas bureau. meredith kleykamp is a sociology assistant professor at university of maryland. thank you for being here. while most children get started with the percentage of veterans in our population, either char break here that looks at the years 1980 to 2010. so in terms of overall numbers of veterans, how many are there in america and has the changed? >> guest: overtime between 1880 and 2010, the number of american veterans has decreased from 29 million in 1982
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May 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
middle of a world war into which it is obvious the united states were going to be in some way to say here is our rule. you don't play by our rules will take our football and go home. the british and french were not going to play that game either. so i said ultimately madison called to declare war without first preparing financially or via a military buildup and then the british had no difficulty invading maryland and burning down washington. so that's why i didn't give a talk on james madison's wonderful foreign policy. [laughter] any other questions? i think we have whenever they are. >> outside of virginia at the federalists like you described there were certain centers i guess of the country that would like dominant as far as controlling politics or whatever. would you say like texas is another state -- would there be any other centers? >> texas became a state in 1845. >> i know, that saddam hussein. there were originally 13 t around that time before.es at to describe, like you said he was a fatter list. the federalists was like they were just separated. there was that uniformity, whic
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May 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
the united states government only allow them to use their technology for telephone applications which were military operations. it is true that they could have, theoretically, kept this to themselves. even though they have this monopoly status, there was some internal correspondence at the time. they felt it was too big and too significant, which almost enters the previous question, too, that i was so big that they had to share it. that the idea that this essentially public funded laboratory to keep this technology to itself, it would not have been acceptable. >> let's ask you something and then we will talk about innovation and how you proceed there period it is worth noting that they had a few misses, right? described picturephone. >> yes, they had a lot of misses. the transistor team had a lot of misses leading up to the breakthrough. i think anybody who works in the innovative processes knows that failure is a huge part of that. it almost always precedes success. again, there were misses and failures that failed in the marketplace disastrously. the picturephone is just one of the
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May 14, 2012 11:00pm EDT
identify the brigade in the united states it will rotating to europe. possibly twice annually. we're still working on the frequency of that. that will be a way to enhance training and alliance. it will be a new contribution to the nato response force. question get into the details later. i fear i've spoken too long already. i'm going to leave it at that. and turn it over to the next person on the panel. thank you. >> thank you very much. we have a packed agenda. it's difficult in the time a lotted. you were generous. it's been described like a black hole around $35 billion worth been pushed into the future because the country can't afford to pay for it now. we're looking at the programs to try to replace it. the challenges for the future. we're looking at possibly mark mar closet as the second speaker. >> thank you. thank you. this is really very good. first, i'd like to say that in real life, snow white would be dead without the dwarfs. and i'd also like to just say that in the real story, i don't remember grimm threatening with snow white, and that the dwarfs are supposed to
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May 15, 2012 11:00pm EDT
-- >> has the united states government our embassy been able to in any way make contact with your extended family and friends who are at grave risk and suffering beatings crux >> [speaking chinese] i'm not free career on the specifics, but i do know the u.s. embassy has been communicating with me everyday. >> your wife and children, how well are they doing on this enormous burden clacks >> [speaking chinese] mcminn they're doing fine especially my children, my wife and i that this is such a wonderful place we can play outside, and he said you can tell from what they told my wife and i held terrible back to our home town. >> [speaking chinese] >> translator: because my wife and children have been under such a long time of difficulty with of the nutrition and lubber and pressure -- low blood pressure and when i saw them under the circumstances i felt very saddened. >> [speaking chinese] the panel witnesses to suggest to hire his own lawyers not to accept the government appointed lawyers for his family members. >> i am wondering whether there is any lawyer that has been accepted to b
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May 17, 2012 11:00pm EDT
governance. the issue that traveled the globe has come of many many times. it's thought the united states to do this. why can't we do it internationally? i would be wary of congress trying to codify this. it is before the courts. we'll find out what did the fcc has the authority to do it and i think the sec did not have the authority to do what it did good >> part of the reason i believe we see a lot of innovation in the space and more encouragement towards that is because these high-level rules of the rose, which incidentally are on one page provide transparency provided a means for those who want to innovate in this space, that they know that the isp their service provider will not be able to -- will not be able to favor their businesses at the dutch are meant of innovation. so with all of these players icann, wanting an encouraging us to move forward with the high-level rules of the road, i encourage you to recognize what has been happening over the past several years in terms of the engagement and what will continue to happen with the protections in place. >> in closing, mr. chairman, wi
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May 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
relatively confidently say the united states and europe remain each other's best parkhurst and that when the american president or european leader looks how the public and says pudu one call when there's a problem of the person on the other side of the cleantech. my judgment is that is not going to change anytime soon partly because of the affinity of interest of the values and also there aren't other options and even though there are emerging countries out your waist count on our european allies and to rely on our european allies more than we can count on a cost-cutting. at the same time i think it's clear that we are at the cusp of a major historic transition in the global landscape in which the world that nato represents his losing the primacy it enjoyed the last 200 years and if you look at the share of global product represented by nato and i would include japan because they are a part of the western world since world war ii we've gone from roughly 70% of the global product to 50% and we are headed towards 40% and that says to me the big security question of the day are about h
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May 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
around the united states. there are several training companies, and we just happen to be based in the texas. we have facilities elsewhere throughout the united states, but we're training these guys not only this sniping, but offroad driving, tactical driving,
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May 23, 2012 11:00pm EDT
president of the united states or even better than that the mayor of new york city the guy in front of you could be a future nobel laureate not to your right but certainly the one to your left. it's even worse than it looks in which they argue that washington partisanship has caused congress to become dysfunctional. we talked to the authors on wednesday washington journal. this is just under an hour. >> the gentleman that for a book are taking a look at congress it's even worse than that looks how the american constitutional system collided with the new politics of extremism. joining us, the author norman and co-author resident scholar of the american enterprise institute thomas mann of the brookings institution where he served studies senior fellow. gentlemen, thanks for joining us. >> happy to be with you. >> the question is if it is worse than it looks, what exactly is worse? >> guest: we are now in a situation which we have a fundamental mismatch between our political parties which would become intensely polarized and operate much like parties in the parliamentary system oppositional,
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May 16, 2012 11:00pm EDT
united states. un that's what we're talking aboutre here today. tay i just. heard the republican leader say there is no budget. i really -- i don't know how to say this.es sometimes i wonder if colleagues pay attention to what they're here. voting on here. last in here in august we didn't pass a budget resolution pass a budget resolution. instead, we passed in a resolution is purely a congressional it never goes toresident the president for his signature has to pass both bodies and be signed by the president. last year, instead of a budget resolution, we did a budget law called the budget control act. the budget control act set the budget for the next two years for this year and next. more than that, it set ten years of spending caps, saving $900 billion. madam president in addition, the budget control act gave a special committee the authority to reform the tax system and the entitlement system of the country and it said if you come to an agreement special committee, your action cannot be filibustered. you have to go right to the floor for a vote. and if you don't agree, there w
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May 22, 2012 11:00pm EDT
vice president of the united states, joe biden. [cheers and applause] >> thanks, y'all, very, very much. molly, thank you. [cheers and applause] i'm so glad i'm molly's friend. thank you very much. now, i don't know if you have seats behind you, but if you do, please take your seats. you don't? i see some over here. yes, we will. ladies and gentlemen, -- [chanting] well, i think we can too. folks, it's really -- ladies and gentlemen, it's a pleasure to be with you, and whomever is chanting. i -- folks, i'd like to, especially for those of you standing, not make this too long. what i'd like to do is -- folks, i, i'd like to have a straightforward discussion with you as straight as i can be and make as it plain as i can, and i'd like to get right to the heart of the matter. you all know what we inherited, and how and what governor romney's line of argument is. he says -- he says that since we've gotten in office, things have gotten much worse. he says our policies are the problem. well, as former senator pat and good phren of mine used to say, everyone's entitled to their own opinion
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May 9, 2012 11:00pm EDT
quality products here in the united states, and therefore, it makes it harder for our defense and our intelligence community to get access. i will urge members to support this. >> gentleman withdraws the amendment. >> i will hold off because i think mr. -- i think he would like to make a comment. >> i withdraw. >> it has been with john. >> mr. chairman, that's. >> the chairman is recognized. >> we depend on the expertise of a satellite to mutations in the street to give our intelligence professionals the most innovative technology available for better, faster and cheaper solutions to protect our national security. one of our country's military and intelligence dominance, one of the reasons is that effective partnership we have between business sector and the government. because of current export control in place over satellites and satellite parts come in this industry has been declined. in 1999 when i-tar was passed by congress and satellites were moved to the missions list, we held 62% of the world satellite infection. two years later, he became 40% in two years they became 30%. thi
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May 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
united states we have both. we have tremendous inequality and very little access to the political system for people who don't have money. but are there countries where politically equality is maintained and people make choices about how much inequality to allow? >> so it's a correlation between political inequality. the correlation on the relationship is very direct, less expressed. my favorite sentence in the wealth of nices is the shortest sentence. wealth is power as mr. hobbies says, she had the casual reference. but is it possible to have a public politickings that isn't run out of financial sector? i think the answer is yes, it's possible. you have to institutions. there's an old term called counter israeliing power that provides counter vailing power trade unites historically of the public sector. the scientific engineering community or all need to play a stronger and stabilizing role. you can have at least up until now it has been possible for twenty years or so to have episodes of strong economic growth driven by banks and the financial markets generally. they always end
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May 29, 2012 11:00pm EDT
didn't have the opportunities they have today to study the united states and europe and australia and canada and get scholarships. the idea was of some leading chinese business people is they would send students abroad that would work part time, and then they would earn money and study at the universities can't come back and bring with a have in china build up the new strong shy net. at that time, deng ziaoping was 16 and he was one of the youngest and the group to pass the exams to go to france, and of all the countries the chinese students wanted to go to at that time, france was the main one. during world war i, about half a million chinese workers went to the soviet union to work, and about 150,000 went to france. so there were a lot of work opportunities in france and the chinese felt that that was a great civilization and so a group of youths went to france in 1920, 1930, and from that group came the communist league. what happened was, to get their first of all they had to be pretty well-educated, and that meant their parents had to have money so they were not from the work
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May 24, 2012 11:00pm EDT
presidential appointee to the united states commission on civil rights. he is a former judicial fellow at the unitednine states. he is a very helpful and trusted friend and advisor. please join me in welcoming professor robert george. [applause] [applause] >> thank you very much. it brings me great pleasure to chair the panel. this panel brings together distinguished leaders, all of whom have been active and dedicated in the cost of fighting for religious liberty. of course, you can see, literally see with your eyes, the wonderful nature of this panel. we have representatives from several of the major traditions in the united states and the fact that people are working together across the lines of historic theological difference, i think it speaks very well for the ultimate success of this battle for religious liberty. brian, i'm going to have to make my introductions of the panelists, each of whom deserves lengthy introductions. i have tried to introduce. we are here to hear from them and not me. let me begin. on my left and you're right, rabbi doctor meir y. soloveichik. it is a special
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May 7, 2012 11:00pm EDT
operation for any country except the united nations, the united states jokingly and a second commander ship only to next president obama. rear keeping 120,000 soldiers in the united states to keep 120,000 soldiers abroad. it's known as a special mission, some explicit peacebuilding mandates what the mekouar record of achievement in the recovery is long. of course there have been setbacks, but the bottom line is clear. the united nations is in there when we are the most needed and just as clearly our engagement has helped many societies make a start. peacebuilding saves lives. it protects human rights and promotes the rule loughs of law and saves and of the economic damage caused by the conflict swa in the united nations from peace it's good to be here today of the peacebuilding commission, the peacebuilding fund these institutions were created to provide a sustained political support from the post conflict countries and to provide fast funding to peacebuilding efforts. last year the funds are located $100 million for activities in 14 countries. our challenge is to sharpen the pool. tha
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May 8, 2012 11:00pm EDT
product they are literally leaving the united states in the last and we all know those figures are. so it's time the congress gets its act in gear. we cannot let our hard heads to get in the way of hard hats. we must quit taking political jabs at one another and indeed put jobs at the forefront for the american worker. with that i want to get ready the chance to speak and not use all my time. i do want to say to each of you as members of the conference committee first and second of its seize this opportunity in a bipartisan fashion to do with the american people have long expected us to do and that is to get the job done. thank you madame chair to read german boxer. >> thank you very much. senator baucus. >> thank you, madame chair. first things you for your leadership. it's been stellar as you've worked with senator inhofe. i spent last week at home with the people i work for and my montana bosses sent me back with one clear priority to get jobs the tourism hub in the interstate international court are is also home to the montanas highest unemployed rate. we have low unemployment,
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May 18, 2012 11:00pm EDT
.-china defense talks. more recently following a successful visit to the united states by china's vice president, xi jinping, they constructed a military to military engagement plan for the remainder of this year and this robust plan includes a mix of high-level visits, operational engagements and academic exchanges. just a few weeks ago, the united states and china held the four strategic and economic dialogue and a second round of strategic security dialogue and a shame. as many beano, china's defense minister, liang guanglie traveled the second week of may interindustry preferring the need for continuous strategic communication and the need to enhance strategic mutual trust through dialogue and constitution. in the future, we are looking towards u.s. pacific commander admiral locklear to travel this summer as the secretary panetta has been invited to visit china and the second half of 2012. we'll continue to use military engagement and several means to demonstrate u.s. commitment to the security of the asia-pacific region and will continue to encourage china to play a constructive r
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May 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
recognize the united states military is occupying viet on the way the new york city department occupies ireland there trying to occupy this campus, then brothers and sisters you need to do more than take the campus over today. you need to burn the place down. students would share. fast-forward 40 years and am walking towards the class. the statue of alma mater is where where it is said that he or she is a big bronze statue at the center of campus and i hear someone go and there's no students around. under my comics around. i take another step and i look a minute that statue, and the same statue with the north vietnamese flag and spray paint and she says professor of now. i remember when you wanted to burn the place down. who alma mater could speak. who knew she was black. thank you. [applause] >> we are going to keep you to q&a. to help us moderate to q&a as philadelphia sound sultan ahmad who for 23 years of public administration american public policy grade here in philadelphia. he and his wife founded and serves as president of the sultan ahmad community foundation for which
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Apr 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
united, which is pretty well-known, where the supreme court of the united states decided that corporations and unions could make unlimited financial contributions. actually, unlimited anonymous expenditures, independent expenditures, so-called. and they left a narrow opening, that is that congress could legislate to require disclosure so that at least you would know who is putting up the money. if sheldon adelson, from south carolina for newt gingrich for $10 million, you would at least know who is putting up the money. i think adelson overpaid for south carolina. but that was his choice. 59 senators on one side of the aisle, myself included, voted for what we called cloture movement, but not one republican senator would stand up to provide the 60th vote. neither collins nor snowe. they had seen what happened to arlen specter and they were wiser and that went down in defeat. so today you see the emergence of the giant super pacs, anonymous contributions. where's the money coming from? where's the chamber of commerce getting that money? foreign? foreign corporations? nobody kno
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